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BlackBerry 7 rated most secure operating system

Thursday, April 12, 2012 20:48 No Comments

CANADIAN PHONE MAKER Research In Motion (RIM) finally has a reason to celebrate, as Blackberry 7 has been named the best mobile operating system (OS) for enterprise users. Trend Micro on Wednesday named Research In Motion’s BlackBerry 7 OS as the most secure mobile operating system in a new report titled “Enterprise Readiness of Consumer Mobile Platforms.” The security firm compared four of the top mobile operating systems — Android 2.3, iOS 5, Windows Phone 7.5 and BlackBerry 7 — and found the Waterloo-based company’s platform best met the demands of enterprise users. BlackBerry 7 scored a 2.89 rating, which was based on a number of factors including built-in security, applicat

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RIM working for BBM subcription music service, report by CNET

Sunday, August 21, 2011 5:33 No Comments

Research In Motion is working on a music service that will tie in with BlackBerry Messenger. CNET reports that RIM will deploy a test version of its subscription-based streaming music service in the coming weeks, and that a final product will come later. BlackBerry owners will be able to share their songs with other subscribers using RIM’s BBM service, the report suggests. It’s unclear how much the BlackBerry maker plans to charge, but The Wall Street Journal said it will cost “significantly less” than similar services such as Rhapsody and Spotify, which both charge about $10 per month for premium access. RIM has already inked deals with Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group,

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RIM buys mobile social game developer, Scoreloop – a Germany based company

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 23:05 No Comments

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion announced Tuesday it has purchased Scoreloop, a Germany-based company which makes a toolkit for developers to add social features to mobile games. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “We look forward to working with the team at Scoreloop to provide tools that will further enable our developer community to take gaming to a new level of social integration on the BlackBerry platform,” RIM said in a statement. Scoreloop chief executive Marc Gumpinger said the Waterloo, Ontario-based RIM has the “ambition to build the best platform for mobile games. So we’ve joined forces to help make this a reality.” Scor

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BlackBerry Bold 9900 will not able to launch before September

Sunday, June 5, 2011 22:35 No Comments

BlackBerry fans will just have to keep waiting for the company’s latest and greatest handset. We have confirmed with multiple sources that the BlackBerry Bold 9900 won’t be launching until September globally. While an announcement at BlackBerry World was inevitable, it still hurts to see RIM struggle to get devices out the door swiftly. RIM announced that the BlackBerry Bold 9900 would be available in the “summer” from carrier’s globally when the product was unveiled at BlackBerry World. P.S. We have heard RIM might have one more major OS release in the cards, possibly BlackBerry OS 7.5, before the launch of QNX on smartphones.

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BlackBerry PlayBook May hit Sprint on June 5th for $499

Saturday, June 4, 2011 15:40 No Comments

Sprint’s public sector marketing director, Gerald Evans, recently posted a message on his personal blog noting that Sprint planned to launch the Wi-Fi version of the BlackBerry PlayBook on June 5th for $499. The post has since been pulled, so it’s unclear if the tablet will make its debut on Sunday, but we suspect it was a slip on Evans’ part and that the launch is likely to take place on that date. Sprint has also announced that it will offer a 4G WiMAX version of the tablet sometime this summer; there’s still no official word on a launch date or price for that model, however. [Via Mobile Burn]

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